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Storage Container Delivery Guide

At Great Lakes KWIK SPACE (GLKS) we get questions every day about what is necessary for successful delivery for your storage container or shipping container. Much like deciding on the size container you need or whether you should rent or buy your shipping container, it’s important to know what is necessary for an easy and successful delivery of your portable storage container. To that end, we at Great Lakes KWIK…

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Buy a Bike Box for Chicago Bike Week

Chicago Bike Week is coming up! In just a few short weeks, thousands of bicycle enthusiasts will come together for a week-long celebration of Chicago’s vibrant bike community. Are you ready? As a long term supporter of the Chicagoland cycling community, Great Lakes Kwik Space is proud to feature our Bike Boxes. Bike Boxes are shipping containers installed with a patented rack system that allows for quick, easy, and efficient…

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Using Paint for Company Branding

The secret’s been out for a while about the fantastic storage abilities of shipping containers—their strength and resilience makes them ideal to hold just about anything that can fit inside, keeping their contents safe with unrivaled steel protection. Companies and individuals have been taking advantage of the interior benefits of shipping containers for years, but what most people don’t know is that the benefits shouldn’t and don’t have to stay…

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Local Sports Teams Find Indispensable Storage Solutions in Shipping Containers

Great Lakes Kwik Space has been a longtime storage container provider for baseball and other professional sports teams, both big and small. Great Lakes Kwik Space has supplied storage containers to teams ranging from the majors to little leagues, delivering durable storage solutions for equipment, concessions, and promotional materials alike. Read on to learn how Great Lakes Kwik space has collaborated with baseball teams and associations in the past. These…

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Cargo Containers: Strong Enough to Move Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs might not still roam the Earth today, but certain zoos around North America are bringing them to life thanks to a certain traveling exhibition. Dinosaurs Unearthed, for instance, is essentially a mobile showcase of dinosaur skeletons, fossils and animatronic dinosaurs. Portable Storage Containers given their portability and security were selected to store and move the exhibit from one location to the next throughout North America. Dinosaurs Unearthed’s three different…

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Chicago Match Cup Series Creates Unique Container Ideas for Sailing Races

In the sport of sailing, match racing is considered by most to be the purest form of competing. All match racing sailboats are designed exactly the same—teams do not decide which boat they will race, nor do they have the ability to make any modifications to the boats. It’s the purest form of sailing, based only on the talent of the crew and helmsman. Every year some of the best…

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Schools Rush to Remodel – Containers become the perfect means for portable storage

Overview: When summertime rolls around, schools and colleges all over the country remodel and build onto their campuses.  A common dilemma in this process, is where to store all of chairs, desks, etc.  Where can you store the track and field equipment for the upcoming season? Well, the answer to that would be a Portable Storage Container that you could conveniently keep in the parking lot or easily move to…

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Refurbished Containers: The New Trend

Overview: In general containers are built to last the test of time. However, when used containers come out of international shipping service, they are typically between 10-15 years old. As expected, the containers have dents, dings, surface rust and can use a little TLC. Refurbishing or reconditioning a container can add years to the life of a container. It can also give a used container a substantial aesthetic upgrade from a…

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Heavy Duty Solutions:  Auto Repair Shop & Tire Storage

The automotive industry has a lot of heavy product in need of durable storage.   Shipping Containers are built to carry cars so it would make sense to re-purpose them for auto shop storage, wouldn’t it? Overview In the Automotive industry there is no real need for custom size containers because auto and repair shops are typically in large, industrial areas.  Standard size containers are the most common for use…

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Ocean Freight Containers: One of The Most Important Inventions of Our Time?

The Ocean Freight Container is a huge component of international trade, and has been an extremely important aspect of how cargo transportation has taken shape through the years. In the most recent decade, the volume of global ocean going cargo reached more than 8 billion tons. This fact, coupled with an annual average growth rate in this respect of 3 percent proves that the Steel Shipping Container was an invention…

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